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Aug

29

Use a Low-Contrast Color Scheme

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Use a Low-Contrast Color Scheme

When there’s little difference between the colors of the walls, the countertops, the cabinetry, and the woodwork, your eye glides over the surfaces looking for a place to rest, and that movement tricks you into thinking the space is larger than it really is. Here, the cabinets, backsplash, and flooring are close in color value — a soft gray-green — so the eye doesn’t trip over sudden shifts from dark to light. The effect is serene and expansive.

Aug

29

Make a Small Kitchen Look Larger

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Make a Small Kitchen Look Larger

Paint It White

White is your best friend in a small kitchen. It reflects light, which enhances the sense of space and makes the walls seem to recede. When you carry the white from the cabinetry to the countertops, walls, and ceiling, you create a seamless space without edges or boundaries to stop the eye. Use several shades of white and combine contrasting textures to keep an all-white room from feeling sterile. Recessed-panel cabinets and crown molding create subtle shadows that add interest, too.

 

Aug

28

Small Spa Retreat

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Small Spa Retreat

This bathroom was constrained by bedrooms on either side, so it wasn’t possible to increase square footage. To make the space feel roomier, white marble tile and several mirrored surfaces wrap the room. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets add height, while a glass shower wall eliminates the visual barrier of a shower curtain or doors. Rich wood tones add warmth and create balance.

Aug

28

Small and Simple Bathroom

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Small and Simple Bathroom

These homeowners wanted to “keep it simple and do it well.” This cherry and limestone bath replaced a tiny, cluttered space meant for guest use. The curved-front vanity maximizes usable space with two deep drawers on double extension drawer slides.

Aug

28

His-and-Her Bath

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His-and-Her Bath

The use of continuing horizontal lines, a large, frameless mirror, and well-placed task lighting helps to create the illusion of a larger space. The marble-clad dividing wall lends modesty to the toilet area, while creating a recessed storage opportunity. A must in every small bath, the shower has a curbless entry to eliminate demarcation of the limited footprint.

Aug

27

Rich, Asian-Inspired Design

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Rich, Asian-Inspired Design

his homeowner wanted to bring her home out of the 1980s with contemporary Asian design, so the powder room vanity was inspired by a Japanese kaidantansu (stepped chest), which contributes fluidity of design in the cramped quarters. The use of rich and dark colors makes the walls of the small space recede.

Aug

21

Galley Kitchen With Doors

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Galley Kitchen With Doors

Galley kitchens often require ingenious solutions to space challenges. To save space for a large stainless-steel undermount sink, these homeowners opted for a wall-mount faucet that swings out over the sink. A small filtered water faucet sits to the side of the sink. Above, stainless-steel open shelves house dishware close to the dishwasher, making it easy to unload the appliance.

Aug

21

Cottage Galley

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Cottage Galley

This white galley kitchen has a pretty, country look. Classic white cabinets reflect light from the windows, making the room feel bigger. A raised ceiling adds visual volume and prevents the space from feeling cramped. A small wicker dining set contributes to the casual ambience.

Aug

18

Classic Charmer

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Classic Charmer

A turn-of-the-century sideboard was rejuvenated with a few coats of creamy white paint and converted into a vanity to become the focal point of this quaint bathroom. A modern-day interpretation of toile wallpaper wraps the walls in further historical charm.

Aug

18

Old Is New Again

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Old Is New Again

An old dresser repurposed as a vanity and a vintage apothecary cabinet used for storage and display space adds authentic yesteryear charm to this bathroom. The bathroom also exudes cottage style, thanks to a palette of white, beaded board walls and a beautiful clawfoot bathtub.